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Risking lives Ethiopians arrive Sudan to evade clashes

By Abbas M. Idris and Gokhan Kavak KHARTOUM Ethiopians escaping to neighboring Sudan, due to clashes in the Tigray region are risking lives by crossing the Tekeze River on rafts made...

Somalia accuses Kenya of moving to attack border bases

By Magdalene Mukami MOGADISHU, Somalia Days after cutting diplomatic ties with its southwestern neighbor, on Saturday Somalia accused Kenya of mobilizing troops and arming militia groups to attack an area along...

Doctors set to join healthcare workers' strike in Kenya

ANKARA Doctors in Kenya are planning to go on strike next week as talks with the government for better work conditions remain inconclusive, local media reported on Saturday. The Kenya Medical...

Ivory Coast President Ouattara sworn in for 3rd term

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara was sworn in on Monday in the Abidjan city, where he pledged to put reconciliation at the center of his priorities.
 The ceremony...

Nigeria: Parents demand rescue of kidnapped schoolboys

LAGOS, Nigeria Dozens of parents on Monday in Nigeria's northwestern city of Kankara gathered for the second day to stage a protest against the abduction of hundreds of schoolchildren. Suleiman Abdullah,...

Nigeria: Armed group abducts nearly 400 male students

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria An armed group has abducted nearly 400 male students at a boarding school in northern Nigeria, local media outlets reported on Saturday. The attack on the secondary...

Kenya university attack abettor commits suicide

NAIROBI, Kenya Tanzanian citizen Rashid Charles Mbereso, who was handed down a life sentence for his role in the 2015 Garrisa University attack that claimed the lives of more than...

Egypt: Countries must reach binding deal on Nile dam

KHARTOUM, Sudan Amid regional tension over the project, countries along the Nile must reach a legally binding agreement on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD),...

South Africa: Anti-graft body serves new summon to Zuma

JOHANNESBURG  - An inquiry commission probing corruption in South Africa served another summons requiring former President Jacob Zuma to appear in January after he failed to appear earlier this...

Central African Rep.: Bloc appoints mediator to crisis

DOUALA, Cameroon - Heads of State and representatives from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) met Friday in Libreville, Gabon and appointed a mediator to the Central...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...